Drive The Toyota GR 86 Before It Hits The Streets

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GT Sport for PlayStation 4 gets another free update.

With Gran Turismo 7 delayed on PlayStation 5 until at least 2022, Polyphony Digital has deployed a new update for Gran Turismo Sport to help ease the wait. Since GT Sport launched in 2017 on the PlayStation 4 (it's also backwards compatible on PlayStation 5), Polyphony has done a terrific job supporting the game with a plethora of free updates adding new cars, tracks, and game modes.

The last update turned the racing game series into an official Olympic Sport. This latest update isn't as substantial, but it does mark the racing game debut of a brand-new model: the all-new Toyota GR 86, which premiered in real life last month.

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Polyphony Digital

Customer deliveries for the real Toyota GR 86 are not due to start until later this year, but Gran Turismo Sport players can take the rear-wheel drive sports car for a virtual test drive months in advance. In real life, the Toyota GR 86 has a 2.4-liter naturally aspirated Boxer engine producing 231 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic. As is customary, it will feature the exact same power specs (and spring rates and curb weight and aerodynamics) as in real life. There are certainly more powerful sports cars on the market, but the GR 86 is all about driving fun.

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Polyphony Digital

For now, Gran Turismo Sport is the only racing game that lets you virtually drive the Toyota GR 86, but that could change later this year when Forza Horizon 5 releases on Xbox consoles and PC in November.

Polyphony could have an exclusivity deal, however: the Toyota GR Supra also made its racing game debut in Gran Turismo Sport and is not available in any Forza games. If you don't own Gran Turismo Sport, the Toyota GR 86 is also making its dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where it will take on the famous Hillclimb.

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